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post #1426 of 6914
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Originally Posted by amnesiac View Post
quick camera phone pic. I tried to get the color as close as possible. these were target tan/beige suede before i soaked in 3 layers of sno-seal beeswax waterproofer. for $20 i'm not complaining, i don't really like suede texturally anyway


Did you heat the leather before applying the sno-seal? Could you please describe the process you used?
post #1427 of 6914
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Originally Posted by dubcbadass View Post
Here are my D-wanna-Bs (bought at the mall b/c the price was oh so right):



I know these say 'Crocs' but, who thinks they are a decent alternative to DBs?
those are ugly, if you want to spend $20 why not go for Merona? those can be had really cheap from Target or wherever right?
post #1428 of 6914
Is there anywhere I can buy laces for these? I saw a photo on flickr of a grey suede pair with navy laces that looked awsome and I misplaced mine while I was cleaning mine.
post #1429 of 6914
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Originally Posted by To Sir, with Love View Post
Did you heat the leather before applying the sno-seal? Could you please describe the process you used?

I rubbed in 2 thick layers at room temperature, like super thick, then heated with a blow dryer to melt as much as possible into the nap. Then while it was still warm I rubbed into the seams and stuff then let them cool. I did the other pair. I repeated. Then wore them a few days, did another layer. I've done it about 3 or 4 times now so probably like 4-6 layers.

I'm just going to keep stuffing them with beeswax until they have a more even color (you can't tell it's uneven from the pic, a bit splotchy in places) and then keep wearing them. When they get dirt or scuffed or indigo rub off it blends in to a nice dark, also the creases on the toe box are nice and dark and crinkly. they aren't bad, I think what really saves them though is the contrast stitching and laces because they obviously don't darken like the leather.
post #1430 of 6914
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Originally Posted by spudeey View Post
Is there anywhere I can buy laces for these? I saw a photo on flickr of a grey suede pair with navy laces that looked awsome and I misplaced mine while I was cleaning mine.

Clarks stores if you are in the UK
post #1431 of 6914
Thanks. I found my laces. Wore mine (sand suede) in the rain today and have come to the conclusion that these look better when dirty.
post #1432 of 6914
I hate it when I wear my suedes in the rain and then after they get wet, they have little spots on them.
post #1433 of 6914
Is there any place that sells Clarks Desert Boots in a E width? I have a pair of Ds and feel that sizing down 1/2 size and going E width will be a better fit.
post #1434 of 6914
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Originally Posted by raginberriodoom View Post
I hate it when I wear my suedes in the rain and then after they get wet, they have little spots on them.

how do you get rid of yours? do you just brush them out with suede cleaner?
post #1435 of 6914
That works. Also be sure to spray them with suede protector before wearing them.
post #1436 of 6914
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Originally Posted by paulesquire1 View Post
how do you get rid of yours? do you just brush them out with suede cleaner?

I don't have a suede cleaner. I just brushed them away with a rag.

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Originally Posted by Robert View Post
That works. Also be sure to spray them with suede protector before wearing them.

Yeah, I should apply that, but I'm afraid the suede protector will change the texture of the suede.
post #1437 of 6914
It won't. But not using it will.
post #1438 of 6914
I got some water spots (beer actually) on my beeswax dbs. Is there anything I can do? I have some leather protector but I didn't apply it because I didn't want to darken them. Should I just put it on now and hope the darkening evens out the spots a little?
post #1439 of 6914
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Originally Posted by kit99bar View Post
Is there any place that sells Clarks Desert Boots in a E width? I have a pair of Ds and feel that sizing down 1/2 size and going E width will be a better fit.
I'm pretty sure they don't make desert boots in an E width.
post #1440 of 6914
Hey guys, Does anyone have a recommendation for a good online store with ample stock of the wolf suede DBs? I've looked around a bunch and can't find anyone who stocks these in a 13. Thanks.
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